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Diphtheria is a serious illness, caused by a bacterial toxin, first appears as a sore throat and rapidly causes the production of thick mucus, which blocks the respiratory tract, pharyngitis, laryngitis. Diphtheria is transmitted by direct contact with secretions from the nose and throat (coughing and sneezing) of an infected person or by direct contact with broken skin on that person.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer: This is a malignant tumour made up of many cancerous cells. It should be noted that breast cancer is not the most common cause of breast pain, as patients of this disease are often asymptomatic.